Safety

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Rules of the Ring: Universal Dressage Ring Etiquette

Beth Beukema shares 12 rules to help riders determine who has the right of way in a crowded arena.

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No Stirrups? No Problem!

Check out answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about no-stirrup work. Plus, try some exercises to help you utilize this tool correctly.

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Four Stages to Halt

FEI trainer Volker Brommann explains how good halts develop from a foundation of trust, understanding and patience.

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10 Ways to Stay Safe and Healthy at Horse Shows

Learn what measures you can take to reduce the risk of invisible disease dangers.

Lauren Sprieser and Karateka III, an 11-year-old Pura Raza Española (PRE) stallion, prove that a tailored training program can result in an all-around mount capable of producing a zippy Grand Prix test or going on a quiet hack.

Riding The Laid-Back Dressage Horse with Lauren Sprieser

Get the most out of your cool-tempered dressage horse with these exercises and tips.

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Why Helmets Matter in Equestrian Sports

Five reasons we believe wearing helmets is important.

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Field Guide to Horse Fencing

Before you add or replace fencing on your horse property, get familiar with the pros, cons, and costs of your many choices in materials.

Credit: Vladimir Polchaninoff Develop a student’s supple seat: Raul de Leon longes his student of nine years, Erin Bleakney, on Veillantif, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding owned by Vladimir Sadov. It takes a lot of integrity as a trainer to resist the urge to rush the slow work involved in developing a supple seat.

Six Tips for Dressage Instructors from Raul de Leon

In the November 2009 issue of Dressage Today magazine, Raul de Leon gives advice and exercises to help trainers teach dressage to students. Here is a list of tips for instructors.

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55 Tips for Better Barn Function

Building a new barn or refitting an older one? Three experts explain how to create the safest, most efficient home for your horse.